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What is History?

History is the study of past human events and activities.

An History Advanced Level qualification keeps your job prospects open and it is regarded by both employers and universities as a very worthwhile and valuable qualification. The types of careers many A-Level History students have pursued include:

Historian, lawyer, teacher, manager, archaeologist, lecturer, journalist, researcher, politician or indeed any profession that requires you to interpret, analyse and process information.



Why Study History?

  • Experienced teachers praised by Ofsted for the quality of their teaching.
  • All textbooks and recourses provided free of charge.
  • ICT resources and an online learning environment.
  • Excellent track record of producing excellent students.
  • Opportunities to take part in debates, seminars and presentations and experience a wide range of learning activities.




What Will I Learn?

Students will study one Breadth Study of History and one Depth Study. You will study both areas of History in the AS and A2 parts of the course.

Breadth Study:

The Making of a Superpower: The USA 1856 - 1979

Depth Study:

The Making of Modern Britain: 1951 - 2007

Students will also complete a coursework unit at A2 on an historical topic of your choice. This ensures amazing scope for your own personal historical interests to be studied.

You will develop skills in interpretation, analysis using historical evidence and debate. Reading, discussing ideas and general research are essential parts of this course.

Anyone who is interested in making links with current affairs and understanding changes in society during the Modern Era will find this course suitable for them.



What Do I Need to Study History?

In order to study History at AS/A2, you will need to have gained at least a B grade in History at GCSE and have and excellent grasp and understanding of the written word.



If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
0161 212 1930

Mrs S Wright, Subject Leader for History

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